Kirstein Lecture on Howard Zinn in Chicago Reader

This is the Reader blurb on my talk given Saturday July 10, 2010 on Howard Zinn. HNN will publish an abridged version in August and at some point I will post the complete version but not until the HNN one appears. I will also have a YouTube video once I get the DVD and excerpt parts for that purpose. I strongly endorse the College of Complexes activities. They are not only speaker friendly but also audience engaged. Yes there is the usual introduction, talk and q and a. Then the audience is asked to give more formal rebuttals of the presentation. The audience that filled two levels of a banquet area in Lincoln Restaurant at Damen and Irving Park Road, was very informed, very engaged. When I wanted to leave after a couple of hours, some of them just kinda surrounded me and kept trying to talk. It was very rewarding to see this and I hope they were enlightened by my remarks on Howard Zinn’s greatness as a historian and social activist.

College of Complexes 

When: Sat., July 10, 8 p.m. 2010
Phone: 312-327-6611
Price: $3 plus food/drink purchase
The Playground for People Who Think hosts Saint Xavier University history prof Peter N. Kirstein holding forth on the topic “Remembering Howard Zinn: Giving Voice to the Voiceless.”
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